The Cree Communities of Eeyou Istchee and the Cree Nation Government have taken the initiative to develop a conservation strategy to meet our goals and achieve our dream of keeping our lands healthy for future generations. We have identified areas of cultural and ecological importance to be established as protected areas recognized by the Quebec government and under international standards.
The land reserved for the Lac-Burton, Rivière Roggan and Pointe-Louis-XIV protected area is located in the Nord-du-Québec administrative region. Although no the type of protected area has not been defined in law, no industrial development is permitted. This area represents the lowlands of the Grande Rivière Natural Province.
The Serigny Lake Biodiversity Reserve is located in the Nord-du-Québec administrative region, between 55°04’ and 55°41’ latitude north and 69°12’ and 70°15’ longitude west, approximately 200 km northeast of the city of Shefferville and the village of Kawawachikamach. It is within the territory of the Cree Nation of Whapmagoostui, and covers an area of 3,259. 9 km².